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Welcome to the 2009 Hoscar Awards

2009 Hoscars
2009 Hoscar Awards

The Hoscar (Hostelworld.com Customers Annual Ratings) Awards are the world’s most prestigious hostel awards and take place every year to recognise the best hostels around the globe. Since 2002 thousands of properties worldwide, all featured on Hostelworld.com, have been eligible for the awards. The winners are voted for by customers who booked their accommodation online with Hostelworld.com and rated and reviewed the hostel on six criteria – character, security, location, staff, fun and cleanliness.

Hoscar Awards are presented to hostels across a range of different categories including best hostel by continent, cleanest hostel, best staff, most secure, best location and more, all culminating with the announcement of the Top 10 Hostels in the World.

The awards are held in very high esteem by both hostels themselves and by customers and have set the standard for the industry across the world.


Worldwide Winners

Awarded by you to the best hostels in the world along with the best small and large hostels, based on your reviews from last year.

Best Small Hostel

Best Large Hostel


Continent Winners

Awarded by you to the best hostels on each continent based on your reviews from last year.

North America


Rating Criteria Winners

Awarded by you to the best hostels in each review category including character, location, staff, security, cleanliness and fun based on your reviews from last year.

Most Fun Hostel

Best Character

Most Secure Hostel

Best Location

Cleanest Hostel


All Other Winners

Awarded by you to the ‘Best Hostel Chain’ and ‘Most Improved Hostel ‘based on your reviews from last year.

Best Hostel Chain

Most improved Hostel


Tour Winners

Awarded by you to the ‘Best Tour’ and ‘Best Tour Companies’ on Hostelworld.com based on your reviews from last year.

Best Tour


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